Monday, February 10, 2014

Player Profile: Gary Bennett

I have four cards of Gary Bennett. This one is from 2007 Upper Deck.

Playing career: Gary Bennett played thirteen years in the major leagues as a backup catcher for eight different teams, mostly the Phillies, Rockies and Cardinals. He was a member of the world champion 2006 Cardinals. He was on the postseason roster but did not play in the World Series. For his career he hit .241 with 22 HR and 192 RBI.

Where he is now: He has been very active since his baseball retirement. He is a Cardinals analyst for Fox Sports Midwest, an orthopedics salesman at Smith & Nephew, a catching instructor at Slammers Illinois, and a partner at Torresin Builders.

My memories: I remember him being on that 2006 Cardinal team, but nothing specific.

Interesting facts: He admitted to HGH use after being named in the Mitchell report.

Google Autocomplete results: He is fourth when you type Gary Ben, between Gary Bennett Duke, referring to a professor of psychology and neuroscience, and Gary Benenson, a professor of mechanical engineering at City College. Another prominent Gary Bennett is a country music guitarist.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Jeff Bennett.

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